Rightside Group (NAME) versus CoStar Group (CSGP) Head to Head Review

Rightside Group (NASDAQ: NAME) and CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.4% of Rightside Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.6% of CoStar Group shares are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of Rightside Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.1% of CoStar Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Rightside Group and CoStar Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rightside Group 0 1 0 0 2.00
CoStar Group 1 0 8 0 2.78

Rightside Group currently has a consensus price target of $10.60, suggesting a potential downside of 0.09%. CoStar Group has a consensus price target of $363.89, suggesting a potential upside of 5.28%. Given CoStar Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CoStar Group is more favorable than Rightside Group.

Profitability

This table compares Rightside Group and CoStar Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rightside Group -39.04% -15.14% -8.53%
CoStar Group 11.63% 7.63% 5.86%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Rightside Group and CoStar Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rightside Group N/A N/A N/A ($2.09) -5.08
CoStar Group $837.63 million 14.92 $85.07 million $3.31 104.42

CoStar Group has higher revenue and earnings than Rightside Group. Rightside Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CoStar Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

CoStar Group beats Rightside Group on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Rightside Group Company Profile

Rightside Group, Ltd. is a provider of domain name services that enable businesses and consumers to find, establish and maintain their digital address. The Company is a registrar, offering domain name registration and other related services to resellers and domain name registrants. It provides infrastructure services through its eNom brand. It has over 16.5 million domain names under management. It has a portfolio of over 40 generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) acquired through Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)’s expansion of new gTLDs. It has launched all of its gTLDs, including .NEWS, .LIVE, and .FAMILY, into general availability in the marketplace. Its registry services business builds a distribution network of over 125 ICANN accredited registrars, including GoDaddy, eNom and Name.com, as well as other complementary distribution partners, such as Website builders and e-mail service providers, that offer its gTLD domain names to businesses and consumers.

CoStar Group Company Profile

CoStar Group, Inc. (CoStar) is a provider of information, analytics and online marketplaces to the commercial real estate and related business community through its database of commercial real estate information covering the United States, the United Kingdom, and parts of Canada, Spain, Germany and France. The Company provides online marketplaces for commercial real estate, apartment rentals, lands for sale and businesses for sale. It manages its business geographically in two segments: North America, which includes the United States and Canada, and International, which includes the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany and France. Its suite of information, analytics and online marketplaces is branded and marketed to its customers. Its services are primarily derived from a database of building-specific information and offer customers specialized tools for accessing, analyzing and using its information. It has five brands: CoStar, LoopNet, Apartments.com, BizBuySell and LandsofAmerica.

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